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BOKO HARAM’S EVOLVING TACTICS AND ALLIANCES IN NIGERIA

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau(centre) flanked by three terrorists on either side PHOTO CREDIT: AFP Combating Terrorism Center at West Point http://ctc.usma.edu/posts/boko-harams-evolving-tactics-and-alliances-in-nigeria Jun 25, 2013 Author: Jacob Zenn Since Boko Haram’s[1] first attack on Bauchi prison in September 2010, the … Continue reading

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ALGERIAN SECURITY FORCES KILL 13 TERRORISTS

AQIM – disliked interlopers MAGHAREBIA 2013-01-03 By Nazim Fethi for Magharebia in Algiers Algerian terrorists suffered two major blows within the first 24 hours of 2013. A total of thirteen terrorists were killed in two separate operations carried out by … Continue reading

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U.S AFRICOM READY TO CONSIDER REQUESTS FOR MALI MILITARY SUPPORT..SAY “CLEAR INDICATIONS OF AQIM-BOKO HARAM COLLABORATION EXISTS”

US AFRICOM Commander, General Carter F. Ham RADIO FRANCE INTERNATIONAL 14 NOVEMBER 2012 The US’s African command, Africom, is expecting to provide support for the planned west African military intervention in northern Mali, a top US general said on Wednesday. … Continue reading

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MALI ISLAMISTS, MUJAO, WARN ALGERIA AFTER REJECTION OF HOSTAGE SWAP DEAL BY THE ALGERIANS

Algerian gendarmes on counterterrorism operations 24/08/2012 BAMAKO, Mali (AFP) An Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group based in northern Mali warned Algeria of deadly reprisals on Friday after Algerian officials rejected a hostage swap, a statement released by the group said.The so-called Movement … Continue reading

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FUNERAL OF AHMED BEN BELLA; FIRST PRESIDENT, COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF ALGERIA

The official funeral rites for Algeria’s first post-independence President Ahmed Ben Bella held in Algiers, Algeria, April 13, 2012. Ben Bella, who died on Wednesday (April 11) at the age 96, was buried on Friday after an official funeral in … Continue reading

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29 GENDARMES INJURED IN CAR BOMB EXPLOSION IN TAMANRASSET, SOUTHERN ALGERIA

Algerian gendarmes on counterterrorism operations ALGIERS, March 3 (Xinhua) A car bomb explosion took place Saturday at the headquarters of a gendarmerie brigade in Tamanrasset in southern Algeria, injuring 29 gendarmes and several civilians, local media reported. A well informed … Continue reading

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AL QAEDA PILOTS BOKO HARAM – ANTI-TERRORISM EXPERTS

Boko Haram militants, screenshot from a 2010 video November 17, 2011 ALGIERS (AFP) Anti-terrorism experts met at an international security conference Thursday to discuss the financing of armed militant groups and to focus on north Africa’s Sahel desert region, officials … Continue reading

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SAHEL STATES TO EXAMINE AQIM-BOKO HARAM LINK

Boko Haram military pose in front of satellite imagery of Bauchi, NE Nigeria MAGHAREBIA Algiers 2011-11-17 An upcoming meeting on Sahel-Saharan security will shed light on the link between al-Qaeda and regional terror groups. Foreign ministers of Sahel countries Algeria, … Continue reading

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ALGERIA SAYS NIGERIA’S BOKO HARAM TIED TO AL QAEDA

Boko Haram militants pose in front of satellite imagery of Bauchi, NE Nigeria Sunday, November 13 ALGIERS (Reuters) Intelligence reports show there is coordination between the Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram and the Algerian-based north African branch of al Qaeda, … Continue reading

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FACED WITH TERRORISM, NIGER WANTS MILITARY AID

President Mohamadou Issoufou of Niger ENNAHAR ONLINE 11 November, 2011 Niger needs military aid in order to combat traffickers and armed groups that operate with complete impunity in the country. The president Mahamadou Issoufou called Friday for a military aid, … Continue reading

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